A trip to Southern California with kids usually amounts to days spent at amusement parks, zoos, and other well-known tourist attractions. While these venues are fun, iconic, and definitely worth a visit, there are some days when your crew might enjoy a different pace. Luckily, the region is full of other exciting, memorable places that both kids and adults will enjoy exploring. The next time your family journeys to Manhattan Beach and environs, consider putting these refreshing locales on the itinerary!
When mentioning the Los Angeles area, most people immediately conjure up thoughts of movie stars, impeccable shopping, fantastic beaches, and plenty of sunshine for everyone. These are all true about the Greater Los Angeles area, and then some!
Whether you are a first-time visitor to the area, or a lifelong Angeleno, there are lots of fantastic, unique experiences waiting for you to discover just off the beaten path. Here are four cool, out of the ordinary places to check out:
Manhattan Beach, along with Hermosa and Redondo Beach, is one of the three Beach Cities south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). With its upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere, it is a perfect location to spend a day at the beach.
Just a few blocks from the Pier, discover a European-style town square, upscale shops and a display of local artwork at the beautiful Metlox Plaza just a short distance from your Manhattan Beach hotels - The SeaView Inn!
As the temperature increases in the Beach Cities, the fun does too. Whether you're a visitor or a local, there are plenty of entertaining things to do near the Pacific Ocean. From renting a bike to cruise along The Strand to dipping your feet in the water by the Manhattan Beach Pier, enjoyable activities are all around our Manhattan Beach hotel, The SeaView Inn!
Nestled in along the South Bay region of Southern California is where you will find the sandy shoreline paradise of Manhattan Beach. It is a quaint beach side community that is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is filled with top-notch shopping experiences, a delicious assortment of tantalizing restaurants, and plenty of outdoor recreational activities that appeal to those who have a profound love of nature. If your travel plans require a Manhattan Beach hotels, be sure to reserve a room at The Sea View Inn at the Beach, and be ready for all of the fun adventures of the area that will be available right at your fingertips.
Manhattan Beach Boulevard runs from the Pacific coast and ends just shy of Interstate 110. There's plenty to keep you entertained throughout the day. Here are a few attractions along the strip, all culminating into a relaxing beachfront evening right around your Manhattan Beach hotel, The Sea View Inn..
Breakfast options are abundant on the boulevard. Blue Star Donuts features flavors such as raspberry rosemary buttermilk and poppy seed lemon buttermilk donuts. They even had a Bacon Maple Glazed donut! For those looking for a heartier or lighter breakfast, head over to Noah's Bagels for coffee, bagels, sandwiches, and other treats.
Start the morning off with a nice walk at the Alondra Community Regional Park. The park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset. Sites include a wooded prairie with a large lake over 53 acres. There are several other parks along the boulevard including Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden, and Manhattan Heights Park.